Creating your TEDx talk

Constructing a TEDx Talk takes a lot of discipline and creativity. It is a different process to most public speaking engagements in that we work TOGETHER to help you present YOUR idea in the best possible way. We are here to give you support and guidance throughout the process.

On this page you will find resources to help you craft your talk. If you have any questions call your speaker coach - we are here to help you, to guide you and hear you practice (again, and again, and again!).

Remember: Structure - Brevity - Purpose 

Are there any rules?

The most important rule is that for TEDxStowe your time limit is 10 minutes (not the usual 18)

Other than that, there are only 4 rules for TEDx Speakers

1) No Selling from the stage

2) No Political Agendas

3) No religious proselytizing 

4) Only good science

These are explained in further detail HERE. If you are concerned that you are breaking one of these rules call us. 

getting started 

TEDx illustrated guide .pdf

TEDx illustrated guide .pdf

Chris Anderson - TED's secret to Public speaking

How to give a TED talk - workshop notes .pdf

How to give a TED talk - workshop notes .pdf

Interesting reads:

How to Dramatically improve your public speaking skills


Speaker workshops

Speaker workshops are critical to helping you present your idea. TED talks are much more curated than most public speaking engagements. It's YOUR idea- we are here to help you give the clearest, most engaging version of that idea. Workshops help focus your talk, give you suggestions and improvements and build your confidence.  

A successful talk is a little miracle — people see the world differently afterward.”
— Chris Anderson, TED Curator